Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment to say Merry Christmas to all of you lovely people! I hope all of you have a magical Christmas with your families, and if you can’t be with your families, I hope you will be reunited with them soon.

This is my favorite time of year (probably because today is also my birthday!), but this year it really snuck up on me! I think maybe it snuck up on everyone since we celebrated Thanksgiving so late this year. Last year I remember having all of my presents all wrapped up and under the tree with more than a week to spare, and this year I just managed to get everything wrapped and ready before going to bed on Christmas Eve!

But that might be because I’ve been busy. Because I got a new job.

That’s right– a Christmas miracle! I started at my new job early this month, and I couldn’t be happier. I have stable and consistent hours (full time!), great benefits for both me and my husband, and my own desk! I like the people I work with and the work I am doing and I am just so happy. Things are starting to look up for us, and it’s a wonderful feeling.

So, I hope all of you are feeling just as blessed. From my family to yours- Merry Christmas!

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Cheap Books

This week, my husband and I have been scouring Goodwills and Salvos for books. Why didn’t we think of this before? Why? We have absolutely no idea. Recently, we have gotten almost 20 books, including a box set of the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, which I have been looking for for a long time! I really don’t know why we have not been looking at thrift shops for books before. We are always on the lookout at yard sales, household sales and bazaars, but those things typically only take place in the summer. We now have two tall bookcases, a short bookcase, a CD tower, three shelves, and four stacks of books that we will someday need to pack up into boxes when we move. Does anyone have a forklift we can borrow?